You want to hang a drip pan in the playroom?

Baby Bear exploring his new magnet board.
Baby Bear exploring his new magnet board.

If you have children under the age of 5 and you spend any time at all on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen the DIY “Drip Pan Magnet Board” project many times. When I was pregnant with Baby Bear, I pinned the project knowing of course that it would be some time before he’d be ready! Baby Bear is now 9 months old and can stand well with support so I decided it was time. My hubby skeptically asked why I would want to hang an oil drip pan in our playroom… but it is safe to say I won that discussion as evidenced to the left.

Some of the projects on Pinterest use heavy duty velcro to hang the drip pan from the wall, but I didn’t think that would hold up to our boy. Luckily, the husband is somewhat handy and did all of the drilling for me.

Here are the supplies we used:
A drip pan
Wall anchors (we like these)
Magnets (make sure you check that they aren’t too small for baby, some of the ones I got online were). We have both the alphabet and animals right now.

Pretty simple! Handy hubby just drilled the anchors into the studs and we slapped some magnets on! Baby Bear is already getting a lot of use out of the magnet board and I think he will use it for a long time.

My overall Pinterest project rating for this DIY is 5 out of 5 pins!


3 thoughts on “You want to hang a drip pan in the playroom?

  1. I have that project pinned to my baby board as well, and had forgotten about it… Thank you for the reminder! Since my daughter is still in the “I should taste this, then throw it” phase, I’ll probably put a strong magnet behind the drip pan, so the most she can do is slide them around!

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